Dinakara, Dina-kara: 16 definitions


Dinakara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dinakara (दिनकर) refers to the “sun”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. It treats of the motions of the sun [i.e., dinakara] and planets; of their size, color, rays, brilliancy and shape and changes in the same of their disappearance and re-appearance; of their courses and deviations therefrom; of their retrograde and reretrograde motions; of their conjunction with the stars and of their places among the stars and the like”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Dinakara (दिनकर) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Dinakara).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Dinakara (दिनकर) is the name of a member of the mahāparṣad (assembly) mentioned in the “Ciñcaṇī plate of the reign of Cittarāja”. Accordingly, “Now, while the Mahāmaṇḍaleśvara, the illustrious Cāmuṇḍarāja, who, by his religious merit, has obtained the right to the five mahāśabdas... is governing Saṃyāna, he addresses all persons, whether connected with himself or others (such as Dinakara)...”.

This plate (mentioning Dinakara) was found together with eight others at Chincaṇī in the Ḍahāṇu tāluka of the Ṭhāṇā District, North Koṅkaṇ, in 1955. The object of the inscription is to record the grant, by Cāmuṇḍarāja, of a ghāṇaka (oil-mill) in favour of the temple Kautuka-maṭhikā of the goddess Bhagavatī at Saṃyāna. The gift was made by pouring out water on the hand of the Svādhyāyika (scholar) Vīhaḍa, on the fifteenth tithi of the dark fortnight (i.e. amāvāsyā) of Bhādrapada in the śaka year 956.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dinakara : (m.) the sun.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dinakara (दिनकर).—m (S Maker of the day.) The sun.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dinakara (दिनकर) [-maṇi, -मणि].—m n A day. dinakara-maṇi m The sun.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dinakara (दिनकर).—m. the sun; तुल्योद्योगस्तव दिनकृतश्चाधिकारो मतो नः (tulyodyogastava dinakṛtaścādhikāro mato naḥ) V.2.1; दिनकरकुलचन्द्र चन्द्रकेतो (dinakarakulacandra candraketo) Uttararāmacarita 6. 8; R.9.23. °तनयः (tanayaḥ) Name of (1) Saturn; (2) Sugrīva; (3) Karṇa; (4) Yama. °तनया (tanayā) Name of (1) the river Yamunā, (2) the river Tāptī.

Derivable forms: dinakaraḥ (दिनकरः).

Dinakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dina and kara (कर). See also (synonyms): dinakartṛ, dinakṛt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dinakara (दिनकर).—m.

(-raḥ) The sun. E. dina day, and kara who makes, kṛ-ṭa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dinakara (दिनकर) or Divasakara.—and

Dinakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dina and kara (कर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dinakara (दिनकर).—[masculine] the sun (day-maker).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dinakara (दिनकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Divākara.

2) Dinakara (दिनकर):—(?) father of Divākara (Dānadinakara).

3) Dinakara (दिनकर):—son of Nṛsiṃha. See Divākara.

4) Dinakara (दिनकर):—son of Bālakṛṣṇa. See Mahādeva Bhaṭṭa Dinakara.

5) Dinakara (दिनकर):—(?): Prabodhasudhākara, vedānta. B. 4, 70.

6) Dinakara (दिनकर):—Bhavānandīṭīkā. Pratyakṣānumāna. Oppert. Ii, 5948. Maṅgalavāda. Hall. p. 41.

7) Dinakara (दिनकर):—Māsapraveśasāraṇī jy. Bhk. 37.

8) Dinakara (दिनकर):—son of Nṛsiṃha, grandson of Kṛṣṇa Daivajña: Gaṇitatattva, Gaṇitatattvacintāmaṇi, Tattvacintāmaṇi jy. Janmapaddhati or Jātakapaddhati. Jātakapaddhatiprakāśa. Padmajātaka. Prauḍhamanoramā Keśavapaddhatiṭīkā. Makarandavivaraṇa. Varṣagaṇitapaddhati Rathoddhatā. Varṣatantra. Varṣaphalapaddhati. Śrīpatiprakāśa. Divākarī. Oudh. Viii, 14.
—[commentary] Mañjubhāṣiṇī. Oudh. Vii, 4.

Dinakara has the following synonyms: Divākara.

9) Dinakara (दिनकर):—Pratyakṣānumāna. This is a dvandva.

10) Dinakara (दिनकर):—Rasataraṅgiṇīṭīkā.

11) Dinakara (दिनकर):—son of Nṛsiṃha, grandson of Kṛṣṇa Daivajña, great grandson of Divākara, nephew of Śiva: Gaṇitāmṛtasāraṇī. Gopālapaddhati (?). Gopirājamatakhaṇḍana jy., composed in 1627. Jātakapaddhatyudāharaṇa. Makarandavivaraṇa and udāharaṇa. Rāmavinodaprakāśapaddhati jy.

Dinakara has the following synonyms: Divākara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dinakara (दिनकर):—[=dina-kara] [from dina] mf(ī)n. making day or light

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, [Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Āditya, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

4) [v.s. ...] of the author of the [work] Candrārkī

5) [v.s. ...] of a [Scholiast or Commentator] on [Śiśupāla-vadha] (miśra-d)

6) [v.s. ...] of other men

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dinakara (दिनकर):—[dina-kara] (raḥ) 1. m. The sun.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dinakara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dinakara (ದಿನಕರ):—

1) [noun] the sun.

2) [noun] (arith.) a symbol for the number twelve.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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